Scientific Origins of Whole Body Vibration
Over 40 years ago, the Russian space program
found it difficult for their cosmonauts to maintain
normal body strength in zero gravity state of
outer space. Without gravity, conventional
exercise was out of the question. This caused
weakness in muscles throughout the body including
heart muscle and dramatic decrease of bone density.
To overcome this dilemma “resistance training” was
developed, based on vibrating the whole body to cause
muscle fibers to contract and release in a millisecond.
The former Soviet Union, the leader in the space program at that time, applied whole body vibration (or WBV) to their cosmonauts. Results were astonishing, as they could remain in space for about 420 days, whereas American astronauts would need to return home after only 120 days.
Since then, the former Soviet Union utilized whole body vibration for muscle strengthening of their athletes and thereby enhancing the performance of their national team players, achieving breakthrough records in numerous Olympic games.
As the countless benefits of WBV provided evidence for itself, sports teams of various European countries began using whole body vibration platforms. They experienced remarkable enhancements of muscle strength, endurance, balance and coordination, bone mineral density improvements, increased energy and stamina, fat loss, improvement of circulation and lymphatic system and pain relief with amazing results. This technique provided efficient conditioning with less effort and time as compared to conventional exercise or gym workouts.
Since the explosion of WBV in Europe, the United States now utilizes WBV in many of its rehabilitation clinics (see Mayo Clinic article), athletic training centers, doctors’ and chiropractic offices. WBV has also become extremely popular for home and office use as it saves time traveling to and from the gym. Customers enjoy the convenience and privacy of having one of Vibra Therapy platform machines in their home and at their office to use throughout their work day.
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